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Pasadena, Texas

Pasadena, Texas
Nickname(s): "Strawberry Capital"
Motto: "Enriched by our Heritage. Inspired by our Future."
Location in Harris County in the state of Texas
Location in Harris County in the state of Texas

Coordinates: 29°40′34″N 95°10′26″W / 29.67611°N 95.17389°W / 29.67611; -95.17389Coordinates: 29°40′34″N 95°10′26″W / 29.67611°N 95.17389°W / 29.67611; -95.17389{{#coordinates:29|40|34|N|95|10|26|W|type:city(149043)_region:US-TX |primary |name=

Country 23x15pxUnited States
State 23x15pxTexas
County Harris
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Johnny Isbell
 • City Council Ornaldo Ybarra
Jackie Welch
Don Harrison
Pat Van Houte
Erv Brannon
Phil Cayten
Steve Cote
Darrell Morrison
 • City 44.5 sq mi (115.3 km2)
 • Land 44.2 sq mi (114.4 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)
Elevation 30 ft (9.1 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 149,043
 • Density 3,208/sq mi (1,238.7/km2)
 • Metro 5,628,101
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77501-77506
Area code(s) Area codes 281, 346, 713, and 832
FIPS code 48-56000[1]
GNIS feature ID 1343631[2]

Pasadena /ˌpæsəˈdnə/ is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city's population is 149,043[3] making it the seventeenth most populous city in the state of Texas as well as the second-largest city in Harris County. The area was founded in 1893 by John H. Burnett of Galveston, who named the area after Pasadena, California because of the perceived lush vegetation.[4]

The Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department is the largest all volunteer municipal fire department in the United States.[5][6]


Early history

Prior to European settlement the area around Galveston Bay was settled by the Karankawa and Atakapan tribes, particularly the Akokisa, who lived throughout the Gulf coast region. Spanish explorers such as the Rivas-Iriarte expedition and José Antonio de Evia charted the bay and gave it its name.[7] The pirate Jean Lafitte established a short-lived kingdom based in Galveston in the early 19th century with bases and hide-outs around the bay and around Clear Lake.[8] Lafitte was forced to leave in 1821 by the U.S. Navy.[9]

Following its declaration of independence from Spain the new nation of Mexico moved to colonize its northern territory of Texas by offering land grants to settlers both from within Mexico and from the nearby United States. The colony established by Stephen F. Austin and the Galveston Bay and Texas Land Company of New York rapidly began a wave of settlement around the bay.[10][11][12] Following a coup in the Mexican government by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Texas revolted against Mexican rule in 1835.[13] After several battles and skirmishes the final battle of the Texas Revolution took place near modern Pasadena on April 21, 1836. Santa Anna was captured at Vince's Bayou. Because this was the last conflict that led to the Mexican surrender, Pasadena and neighboring Deer Park have adopted the nickname "Birthplace of Texas".[14]

Ranching and settlement

Sam Allen started a ranch in 1843 with Script error: No such module "convert".. This became the Allen Ranch which occupied what is now western Pasadena all the way to Harrisburg, Texas. By 1888, the ranch contained Script error: No such module "convert". in Harris County, Script error: No such module "convert". in Brazoria County, Texas with grazing lands in Galveston and Fort Bend Counties.

The Galveston, Harrisburg & Houston Railroad ran through the Allen ranch. There was a problem of cattle being regularly killed on the tracks and in 1875, Allen built a Script error: No such module "convert". fence along the east side of the railway right of way to keep the cattle off the tracks. The fence ran from Harrisburg to League City and had four rails and a top rail wide enough to walk on. A gate was placed in the fence at the Harrisburg-Lynchburg Road with a large sign above instructing that it should be closed at all times. The area east of this railroad fence running from Buffalo Bayou to the tracks on Sims Bayou ran all the way to Galveston Bay. It contained Script error: No such module "convert". of grazing land for cattle.

"Proposed" towns in or near present day Pasadena were set up but short lived and either abandoned or never even got off the ground. In 1892 Colonel John H. Burnett of Galveston established an unnamed townsite on the Vince Survey just east of the Allen Ranch. Burnett was involved in both construction and promotion of railroads and knew their impact on the value of property. The land was sold in Script error: No such module "convert". lots. He had also established the nearby towns of Deepwater and Genoa, later to be incorporated into Pasadena and Houston.

20th century

File:Pasadena TX Old Downtown.jpg
Downtown Pasadena after the 1915 Hurricane.

The 1900 hurricane that destroyed Galveston heavily damaged Pasadena, as well. The city received a population boost from some Galveston refugees who relocated to the mainland following the catastrophe.[15][16] Donations by the newly created Red Cross, including millions of strawberry plants to Gulf Coast farmers, helped revive the community.[17] This and the subsequent establishment of a major strawberry farm in the area by Texaco founder Joseph S. Cullinan made Pasadena a major fruit producer for many years afterward.[18] As the community recovered major tracts of the Allen Ranch were liquidated opening up new development.[19] Rice farmers from Japan settled in the community further diversifying its agriculture. Champion Coated Paper Company of Ohio opened a paper mill in 1937.[17][20] Other businesses began to develop.

In 1901 the Texas Oil Boom began with the gusher at Spindletop. The discovery of the oil field at Goose Creek led to increasing petroleum exploration around Galveston Bay.[21] By 1920 refinery operations had appeared in Pasadena and continued to expand thereafter.[17] The world wars gradually brought further industrial development, with Pasadena's growth rate surpassing even neighboring Houston.[16]

Pasadena voted to incorporate in 1923, but residents decided to cancel the incorporation one year later. Pasadena incorporated in 1928. Because of the 1928 incorporation, Houston did not incorporate Pasadena's territory into its city limits, while Houston annexed surrounding areas that were unincorporated.[4]

By the mid-20th century Pasadena's economy had become strongly tied to petroleum and other heavy industry. NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) was established near Pasadena in 1963 with the residential community of Clear Lake City, partially under Pasadena's jurisdiction, established nearby.[22] These developments helped to diversify the town's economy significantly.[17]

Former Pasadena City Council member and State Representative Ray Barnhart described the city at the time as "a lovely community but politically corrupt."[23] Barnhart recalled that a half dozen Pasadena officials were indicted in the late 1950s and early 1960s for public corruption.[23]

In 1965, Houston Post reporter Gene Goltz Received the Pulitzer Prize[24] for his exposure of government corruption in Pasadena, Texas, which resulted in widespread reforms.[24]

21st century

In the 21st century, Pasadena emerged as a mostly working-class suburb of Houston, with a 60 percent Hispanic population. Pasadena is preparing in 2015 to alter the composition of its city council. The city has eight council seats in single-member-district format. The new plan will divert two of the district seats to at-large representation. Councilman Ornaldo Ybarra said the change will reduce the impact of Hispanics on city elections. The mayor and other council members, however, claim that the change, now allowed under re-interpretation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, will encourage greater voter turnout and promote interest in the city as a whole, rather than in specific districts.[25]


Map of Pasadena, Texas

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of Script error: No such module "convert"., of which Script error: No such module "convert". is land and Script error: No such module "convert". (0.81%) is water. The city is bordered by the Houston Ship Channel (Buffalo Bayou / San Jacinto River) to the north. The southeastern most part of the city fronts Galveston Bay.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.


Neighborhoods in Pasadena include:

  • Vista Villas
  • Allendale
  • Bayport
  • Baywood Oaks
  • Baywood Shadows
  • Burke Meadows
  • Clear Lake City (Pasadena)
  • Country Meadows
  • Deepwater
  • El Jardin del Mar
  • Golden Acres
  • Old Downtown
  • Parkview Manor
  • Parkview South
  • Pasadena River Oaks
  • Red Bluff Terrace
  • Turtle Creek
  • Village Grove East
  • Village Grove East Townhomes
  • Village Grove


Historical population
Census Pop.

<tr><td style="text-align:center">1930</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">1,647</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">—</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">1940</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">3,436</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">1950</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">22,483</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">1960</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">58,737</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">1970</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">89,957</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">1980</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">112,560</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">1990</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">119,363</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">2000</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">141,674</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).%</td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center">2010</td><td style="padding-left:8px; ">149,043</td><td style="font-size:85%"></td><td style="padding-left:8px; text-align: center;">Lua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value).%</td></tr><tr><td colspan=4 style="border-top:1px solid black; font-size:85%; text-align:center">U.S. Decennial Census</td></tr>

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 141,674 people, 47,031 occupied housing units,[26] and 35,179 families[citation needed] residing in the city. The population density was 3,208.1 people per square mile (1,238.7/km²).[citation needed] There were 50,367 housing units[26] at an average density of 1,140.5 per square mile (440.4/km²).[citation needed]

The racial makeup of the city was 71.4% White, 1.6% African American, 0.7% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.8% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 21.3% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 48.2% of the population.[26]

There were 47,031 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.48.

In the city the population was distributed by age as follows: 31.6% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males.


The city's key economic sectors include exploration for petroleum and gas, petroleum refining, petrochemical processing, solar panel manufacturing, maritime shipping, aerospace, and healthcare. The city's economy is closely linked to the nearby Houston Ship Channel and the Bayport shipping terminal and industrial district, as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in the bordering Clear Lake Area.[27] The Pasadena Refining System, a partnership of Petrobras and Astra Holding USA, is headquartered in Pasadena.[28]

The nearby Bayport Industrial District, one of the nation's largest chemical processing complexes, is vital to employment in Pasadena.[29] High-tech businesses in the area related to the JSC have developed as well, and the opening of the Bayport shipping terminal is rapidly adding to the municipal economic base.[17]

Personal income

The median income for a household in the city was $38,522, and the median income for a family was $42,541. Males had a median income of $34,330 versus $25,869 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,301. About 13.2% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.

Other governmental

Harris County operates the Kyle Chapman/Pasadena Courthouse Annex.[30] Harris County Hospital District operates the Strawberry Health Center in Pasadena.[31]

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) operates the Houston V District Parole Office in Pasadena.[32]

There are four post offices in the city limits.[33][34][35][36] In July 2011 the USPS announced that one, John Foster Post Office, may close.[37]

Top employers

According to the City's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[38] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Pasadena Independent School District 5,800
2 Dorsett Brothers Concrete Supply, Inc. 3,400
3 San Jacinto College District 2,924
4 The Boeing Company 2,300
5 Mundy Company 1,500
6 Zachry Holdings, Inc. 1,400
7 Shell - Deer Park 1,400
7 SGS Petroleum Service Corporation 1,127
9 Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P. 1,100
10 City of Pasadena 1,030


The Government of Pasadena operates under a Mayor-Council form of government with a mayor and eight council members who are responsible for enacting legislation, adopting budgets and setting policies.[39]


The city has its own police department, which employs approximately 260 Officers, with 1 Police Chief, 2 Assistant Chiefs and other supervisory positions.


The last election was a special election held on January 19, 2008.


  1. John Manlove July 2001–October 2007
  2. Jack Douglass October 2007–January 2008
  3. Johnny Isbell January 2008–present


The city has several museums, including the Pasadena Historical Museum,[40] the Bay Area Museum[41] and Armand Bayou Nature Center. Pasadena also has a community theater,[42] an annual rodeo [43] and the Pasadena Philharmonic. The city's newspaper is the Pasadena Citizen[44]

The Champion paper mill closed in 2005.[20] Because of the odor from the plant, Pasadena had been dubbed by locals with the nickname "Stinkadena."[citation needed] Several country music songs have been recorded with "Pasa-get-down-dena" as the title including Kenefick on their album "Hard Road."

Gilley's and Urban Cowboy

John Travolta, Debra Winger and other actors came to the city to film the 1980 hit movie Urban Cowboy, which depicted life and young love in Pasadena. The film centered on the city's honky-tonk bar Gilley's, which was co-owned by country music star Mickey Gilley. In 1989, Gilley's suffered an arson fire that gutted the interior of the building, including the mechanical bull used in Urban Cowboy. The shell of the building stood until 2006, when it was demolished by the Pasadena Independent School District, its current owner. Only the old sound recording studio remains. Gilley still resides in Pasadena. The old address of Gilley's is a used-car lot.[25]

Strawberry Festival

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Texas Strawberry Field (postcard, circa 1908-1910)

Clara Barton of the American Red Cross purchased 1.5 million strawberry plants and sent them to Pasadena to help victims of the flood get back on their feet. By the 1930s those crops had flourished so much that Pasadena was claiming the title of Strawberry Capital of the World. At its height, the city's strawberry growers shipped as many as 28 train carloads of strawberries each day. To honor that history, the city still holds an annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival. Strawberry Road stretches through much of the city near where the old strawberry crops grew.[45] Attendance at the annual Strawberry Festival was 56,000 in 2008.

Pasadena Philharmonic Society and Orchestra

Pasadena Philharmonic Society and Orchestra[46] is a combination of two groups. The Society is composed of members of the local community that support the fine arts and classical music. The Orchestra is composed of local music educators, musicians, college students and selected high school students. The Orchestra presented its first performance in the fall of 1982. The Philharmonic has presented performances ever since.


Colleges and universities

Institutions of higher education include:

  • University of Houston–Clear Lake
  • San Jacinto College (Central Campus and System Headquarters) a community college system which serves all of Pasadena as well as all and portions of several other school districts.
  • Texas Chiropractic College - Founded in 1908, Texas Chiropractic College is the fourth oldest chiropractic college in the nation. TCC is accredited as a Level V doctoral degree granting institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. TCC has maintained continuous accreditation since 1971. Its first-of-its-kind Hospital Rotations Program is a pioneer in the integrated health care field.[citation needed] The program provides interns the opportunity to rotate in nearly 30 hospitals and clinics throughout the Houston metropolitan area, including the Texas Medical Center.

Primary and secondary schools

Most of city of Pasadena is served by the Pasadena Independent School District. Some of the eastern part is served by Deer Park Independent School District, some of the southern part is served by Clear Creek Independent School District and La Porte Independent School District.

Public libraries

Pasadena owns the Pasadena Public Library with the Main Library at 1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive and the Fairmont Library, a branch, at 4330 Fairmont Parkway between Panama Street and Watters Road.[47][48]

Parks and recreation

The city[49] operates 15 tennis courts, several baseball fields, and a total of 43 parks total.[50] These include over Script error: No such module "convert". of trails,[51] four Youth Recreation Centers,[52] an Adaptive Recreation center,[53] three pools for Swimming or Aquatics,[54] an Athletics department,[clarification needed][55] a Dog Park,[56] Party Rentals,[57] a Golf Course,[58] an Historical Museum,[59] and a Senior Citizen Center.[60]

Harris County operates several community centers in Pasadena.[61]

  • East Harris County Activity Center[62]
  • Bay Area Community Center[63]
  • Clear Lake Water Front (Pasadena Section)

Local residents have access to tennis courts, soccer fields, jogging tracks, walking tracks, picnic tables, family gathering pavilions at Pasadena's 47 parks, 5 swimming pools, and 5 game room buildings, museum, recreation center, 15 tennis courts and 21 ball fields.[64]

San Jacinto Branch YMCA is located in Pasadena.

Armand Bayou Nature Center

Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) is a Script error: No such module "convert". preserve on the western shore of Galveston Bay in Pasadena. It is the only remnant of this region's original eco-systems: coastal tallgrass prairie, bottomland forest and bayou.[citation needed] A diversity of plant life has taken root here, including bottomland hardwoods. Hundreds of species of wildlife thrive in the narrow wooded streams and scattered lakes, ponds and marshes.[citation needed] Armand Bayou also is a breeding and nursery ground for many finfish and shellfish and a haven for rarely seen species such as bobcats and owls.

As of 2010 ABNC has been designated as one of five preserves under the Texas Coastal Preserve Program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.[65]



Pasadena is served by three freeway systems. Interstate 45 is the closest interstate to the Pasadena city limits. The main freeway artery is the Pasadena Freeway (State Highway 225). The east side of the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) runs through the eastern portion of the city.

The Harris County Toll Road Authority sells EZ Tags in the city.[66]

Public transportation

Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) operates a park & ride service from the Pasadena Town Square Mall. This joint venture between Harris County, the city of Pasadena and METRO extended select trips. METRO operates four trips during the morning and five trips during the afternoon rush hours.[67] Harris County Transit operates a bus route that runs through most of the city, stopping at health centers, shopping centers, colleges, and other venues, with connections to neighboring cites.[68] The Pasadena Park and Ride lot is located on the north side of Pasadena Town Square.[69]

Notable people

Sister cities

Pasadena has formalized sister city agreements with the following cities:[71]

See also


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